This is the edited transcript of the Competition Lore podcast episode 3, Are digital platforms destroying the news? The ACCC inquires… with Rod Sims.
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The way we consume news and media has changed dramatically over the past decade. Print newspapers are almost a thing of nostalgia and few of us wait to sit down in front of a television just to see what’s happening. Digital platforms are replacing media empires.
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission is conducting an inquiry into the effect that digital search engines, social media and content aggregators have on media and advertising. Rod Sims is the Chairman of the ACCC – a role in which he’s accustomed to industry upheaval and public controversy.
In this episode of Competition Lore, Rod Sims outlines what's involved in scrutinising the platform goliaths, while admiring their business models and balancing the expectations of stakeholders.
While great care has been taken in the preparation of the transcript, there may be some minor errors.